Portrait Bust of a Young Girl
1887-1948, Italian/American

This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stands on a 6 inch base. signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpitta was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America. He was a very successful sculptor, creating commissions for the Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building, the Church of St John the Evangelist and Church of the Sacred Blood, as well as portraits of Mussolini, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Springer; in 1914 he was awarded the Bartlett Prize from the National Academy of Design.

Painting

A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.

Print

Charity
1706 - 1774, French

Engraving after Carlo Cignani; JWRandall 9409; #2pub.March 1763 by Boydell London; image size 13 12/ x 19 3/8 inches; paper size 16 x 20 1/2 inches

Drawing

Christmas Card 1945
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1945, image size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.